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    03-16-2018, 10:20 PM
    RP replied to a thread At the scrap yard. in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Another route you guys may want to check into is most scrap yards are not set up to sell to the public but will do a swap. I have made several trips to the yards with a load of scrap and load what I wanted before going back across the scale with...
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    03-14-2018, 10:07 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Well it looks like everyone thinks the steel plate would be a great plan I see if McMaster has it in stock. Country Gent I did not think of the weight on the threads but that is a good point if mine fail that will be the next style of threads I...
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    03-14-2018, 12:15 PM
    I tried them. They ripped the PC off some bases and melted others (no change in oven temp). I've gone back to my 'grids' as shown in my post 'Standing Tall Boolits' http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?309398-Standing-Tall-Boolits. YMMV.
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    03-12-2018, 10:21 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Well I swapped out my chucks today and the pipe trick worked like a charm thanks for that tip. I took the day off and spent it in the shop turning out parts for my leveling jacks. One more piece to turn and then to drill the holes in the jacks so I...
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    03-12-2018, 05:01 PM
    BUMP! Anybody??
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    03-12-2018, 04:58 PM
    I used to separate them through a hole-punched paper plate, but since they have to be grasped and stood up anyway, I now just fish them out of the Parkay #5 with the little needlenosed pliers from the BB/powder mix. It works fine for me: YMMV.
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    03-11-2018, 05:24 PM
    Parkay margarine.
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    03-08-2018, 08:45 PM
    I’ll take a 4 cavity brass with all the pins. .432 plain base please. justingroscheATyahoodotcom
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    03-07-2018, 10:44 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    I already have a block of wood to protect the ways, I was told by a friend that knows way more then me the danger of a heavy chuck being removed or installed. I also place the wood on the ways when I was putting 4 inch round stock in the chuck a...
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    03-06-2018, 11:30 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Thanks USCRA 112 I am committed to the leveling legs I been working one they may not work out but I am learning a lot just making them and they do not have to be precise for the most part. They well also raise the lathe to a much better working...
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    03-06-2018, 12:05 AM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    My bed is 4 1/2 which it looks like the 1/2 is 6 inch I see you have the twist style clutch like mine I like the cam level I see on some models but getting the hang of the one I have now. I see your counter I am calling it for the thread cutting is...
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    03-04-2018, 09:06 PM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    Well I am not independently wealthy lol would be nice but the odds are if I did come in to a pile of money I still be at the scrap yard picking up stock to use. I went to the yard last week and picked up a few pieces of round stock and some alum...
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    03-03-2018, 11:30 PM
    Check NOE I think he made some without lube grooves
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    03-03-2018, 10:53 AM
    HABCAN replied to a thread very good people here in Our Town
    Welcome! These fine people taught me more about casting (and PPing and PCing!!) boolits in my first five years here than I'd discovered on my own in the previous fifty-odd. I hope it works like that for you.
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    03-02-2018, 01:25 PM
    .223 + SRP + 1.5 grs. B'eye + .22 air rifle pellet. Lift muzzle before firing. Problem goes away quietly. BTDT.
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    03-01-2018, 12:41 AM
    RP replied to a thread Looking a lathe in Special Projects
    22 years I be to old to mess with it by then lol. The learning curve on this machine is big I am still learning how to make it put out chips. I am having fun learning new things is never a bad thing. Wife said she wanted me to spend less time in my...
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    02-28-2018, 12:02 AM
    Max I have one for you.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check